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2 June 2020

Covid-19 ‘deaths of despair’ could reach 150,000

Alcoholism. Drug overdoses. Suicide. These “deaths of despair” could reach 150,000 in the US if more isn’t done to provide access to mental health care including addiction treatment, increase emotional wellbeing, mitigate social isolation and blunt the loss of 40million jobs,

High estrogen levels can influence alcohol use disorder

At last scientists have proven what women in recovery have known for decades! “When one estrogen receptor was activated – the alpha receptor – dopamine neurons fired at increased rates in response to alcohol,” the University of Illinois at Chicago

Pod-based e-cigarettes have higher potential to foster addiction than other devices

A systematic review led by Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health found that, while Juul and similar pod-based e-cigarettes products might contain lower levels of harmful ingredients than conventional cigarettes, there is no evidence these are safe for youth.

Call for evidence: lessons from coronavirus

This House of Lords Select Committee on Public Services inquiry will focus on 4 areas: integration of services, inequalities in access and outcome, relationship between local and national services, and the role of business and the 3rd sector during coronavirus.

29% are drinking more alcohol than usual during the pandemic

Almost a third of people are reporting that they have drunk more alcohol than they normally would, according to a major new study by the Policy Institute at King’s College London in partnership with Ipsos MORI. Led by Professor Colin

Recovery Hub Ipswich has closed down

“After 4 wonderful years providing, what we feel is a wonderful service to those suffering from addiction it is with great sadness that we have had to close the Recovery Hub Ipswich permanently due to the conditions created by the

Public Health England: hepatitis C

PHE has released a 70-page 2020 report and additional resources to help eliminate hepatitis C as a major public health threat: Hepatitis C in England 2020 report slideset and accompanying infographic.

Reducing stigma of recovery

After finding fame on The Only Way Is Essex, James “Arg” Argent wants to be an international wedding singer as he carves out a new career. Last month, Arg stunned fans by revealing he had struggled with drug addiction for

After telehealth, then what?

The pandemic has changed expectations for innovation, with increased investment in telehealth. But priorities will move from “how you stay relevant” to “how you survive” in the year ahead – specialty provider organizations are not successfully bringing innovative programming to

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